One of the most common causes of painful urination is a urinary tract infection (UTI), and women today find themselves in this predicament far too often. vConfidence Certified Doctors in Portland, OR, have a non-invasive solution that is designed to treat urinary tract infections with no downtime.
What Are Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)?
For women in Portland, OR, there is up to a 50 percent chance of developing a urinary tract infection or UTI during their lifetime. A UTI occurs when bacteria from the large intestine enters the urethra. The urethra is a tube that moves urine out of the body from the bladder. Bacteria such as E. coli can travel up the tube to the bladder, and in many cases, up to the kidneys.
How to Diagnose a UTI?
For most healthy, nonpregnant adult females, 90 percent of urinary tract infections can be diagnosed based on symptoms alone. These symptoms include urgency and frequency to urinate, dysuria, and lower abdominal tenderness.
The standard diagnostic tool in Portland, OR, for UTIs is a midstream urine culture. This technique using a midstream, clean-catch urine collection is the most often used method of specimen collection. By using careful instruction of collecting the specimen, there is a lower risk of contamination from introital bacteria. For best results, women should be provided with an aseptic solution and instructed to clean the vaginal area thoroughly, begin urinating, and catch midstream urine for culture. vConfidence Certified Doctors in Portland, OR, provide treatment for urinary tract infections.
How Does vConfidence in Portland, OR, Perform UTI Treatment?
If you are experiencing pain, burning, or discomfort during urination, you may be experiencing dysuria. This symptom often indicates the presence of a urinary tract infection or UTI. vConfidence Certified Doctors in Portland, OR, help to effectively treat and relieve the symptoms of urinary tract infections by using fractional CO2 lasers or tissue-regenerating radio frequency in an in-office procedure. During this procedure, tightly controlled energy is administered through a probe inserted into the vaginal canal. You should experience no pain while the laser dot removes a very small area of tissue at the point of contact; creating a pinhole with a diameter approximately the size of a human hair. As the body begins to repair itself, cells are stimulated to create new, healthy tissues at the site of the dot and the immediate area surrounding it. This process restores elasticity and hydration within the vaginal mucosa and promotes and stimulates the regeneration of collagen fibers. This vaginal rejuvenation process targets and improves vaginal atrophy, the most common underlying cause of UTIs.
You can now find relief from urinary tract infections and start enjoying life again. vConfidence Certified Doctors in Portland, OR, will provide the help you need to resume a normal, active life and address all of your painful symptoms and concerns safely and effectively. Click here to find a vConfidence Certified Doctor near you.
Dr. Richard Rosenfield of Pearl Women’s Center completed his residency training at Stanford University Hospital and has been practicing medicine since 2000. He has a great passion for women’s healthcare and his minimally invasive methods to surgical procedures have garnered him a large clientele base and made him well known for his surgical talents.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson of Pearl Women’s Center has been working as a fellowship-trained gynecologic surgeon and physician since 2005. At Emory University he headed the department’s pelvic pain and endometriosis programs, led ventures to enhance minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and operated as the Chief of Gynecology at Grady Memorial Hospital. His commitment to innovation and excellence in surgical methods is frequently seen, both in his own work and by those who he has educated and inspired through his practice.